BOWIE, Md.– The Bowie Baysox (13-15) managed just four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Akron RubberDucks (18-11) in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie.
Bowie has dropped four straight and this marks the first time they have been swept in a four-game series at Prince George’s Stadium since Erie took four from August 23-25, 2007.
The Baysox have also fallen in eight straight to Akron and are 2-8 against the RubberDucks this season.
Akron starterSean Brady(1-2) allowed just one run (none earned) on three hits while walking one and fanning four in 6.2 IP. RHPMitch Brown(2.1 IP, H, BB, 3 K) closed things out to notch his third save.The Baysox grabbed a 1-0 lead with a run in the second asAustin Haysreached second on a throwing error charged to Akron 3BTodd Hankins, advanced to third on a single and scored onD’Arby Myers‘RBI fielder’s choice.
Akron quickly responded withDorssys Paulino‘ssolo shot off of Baysox starterKeegan Akinthat tied the game at one apiece.
Joe Severled off the fourth with a double, took third on a throwing error from Akin and scored onMark Mathias’sac fly to give the RubberDucks a 2-1 advantage.
In the top of the sixth, a walk and a pair of singles loaded the bases with one out for Akron before Akin issued a free pass toSicnarf Loopstokthat extended the lead to 3-1. Akin (3-3) surrendered three runs (two earned) on five hits to go along with two walks and five strikeouts in 5.2 IP.Ka’ai Tom‘sRBI single in the eighth made it a 4-1 game in favor of the Ducks. The run was charged to RHPTanner Chleborad(2.1 IP, 2 H, R, ER).
Hays reached on an infield single in the fourth to extend his hitting streak to a season-high seven games. RHPRyan Meisinger(1.0 IP, K) had a scoreless outing in relief for manager Gary Kendall’s squad.
Bowie heads to Altoona to open a three-game set with the Curve on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. as LHPJayson Aquino(1-2, 4.26 with Triple-A Norfolk) gets the start for the Baysox against RHPJoe Musgrovewho will make a Major League rehab start for Altoona.